For several months since I moved in, I hear a thump then hear a baby crying. I have never experienced the possibility that someone is banging their baby (head?) against something. The baby is helpless. I have not notified the police yet. I have notified the apartment manager and gave them exact... Read more »
You mentioned mandatory reporting. Not everyone is a mandatory reporter. The list is extensive, but generally they are people that work with children or are medical or psychological professionals. You probably don't /have/ to report. Whether you /should/ is not a question any of us can...Read more »
I do not practice in your state, but I can talk generally about the valuation of damages. For simplicity's sake, you should assume you have two types of damages. First, you have your actual damages. How you were demonstrably injured. This can be in lost wages and opportunities, it can be...Read more »
I have an instant messaging system on my office computers. Some users are logging out. We can’t fire them, but how can I set consequences for logging out or ignoring messages? What can I do to make the software so users can’t disconnect? Program is Synology Chat. Server is Windows.
You should have clear, written policies about your expectations and the consequences. They should be applied uniformly to everyone. California employment is generally "at will" meaning you can fire and they can quit at any time. You can fire for any or no reason, with some limitations:...Read more »
If your pay period is twice a month or once every two weeks, then that number of hours will put you into overtime. Mr. Pedersen's answer is more specific as to the details on the ways you can get into overtime territory, but 101 hours in two weeks will necessarily put some portion of those...Read more »
was hired at a food place this weekend I thought I was doing my job correctly but on the third day the business owner informed me I had to be let go because the shift manager did not like me I also think they let me go so suddenly because they replaced me with a friend of the manager in this same... Read more »
Almost all employment in California is "at will." You can quit at any time, and the employer can fire you at any time, and for reason. The exceptions are when the termination violated public policy, such as firing someone because of a protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity,...Read more »
I requested formal discovery from opposing counsel. Opposing counsel failed to provide the Requests for Production of Documents and Tangible Things on or before the deadline. I am filing a motion to compel and would appreciate it if you would guide me as to what the maximum monetary limit in... Read more »
The maximum sanction that you can ask for is your attorneys fees and costs. If you are pro per, you have no attorneys fees to collect, so you will be limited to "costs." For you that probably means your $60 motion fee (presuming you paid one, if you have a fee waiver this is not...Read more »
If you have a lease, your lease is unaffected by the new ownership. It will remain in effect. At the end of the lease term, the landlord may want to change the terms of any new lease. If those terms include a large rent increase or effectively force you out of the unit, then you may want to talk...Read more »
I live in a small studio apartment and I noticed Maintenance were outside working by my windows. Later on I tried opening the windows to get some fresh air and the window would not open. I went outside and noticed the windows were painted in and sealed. One of the windows is partially open about 1... Read more »
You do have legal rights if the unit is not up to Code or the maintenance work has created a dangerous condition. Your first step is to talk to the landlord or property manager. If that doesn't solve the problem, then you can contact a local landlord-tenant lawyer. This said, your most...Read more »
Talk to a stock broker, preferably in person. There is no shortage of them in your area. Assuming the certificates are valid, you probably want to open up a brokerage account and deposit those shares into that account. Then you can easily sell them, option them, collect dividends, exercise...Read more »
Trying to form a corporation in CA with a medical director owning majority shadows but not working, a PA doing all fillers and Botox and the goal is to allow the esthetician to profit share or share hold to ensure equality. She is bringing in the majority of patients (over 300) and if we expand and... Read more »
You need to speak to a lawyer in person about this, because this can't be addressed in a simple Q&A format. The big problem here is that there are rules that govern doctors and how they can form medical partnerships. There may be a way of accomplishing your objectives, but it may need to...Read more »
To evict someone you have to have a superior right to possession of the property than the person you are trying to evict, and the proper legal grounds to do so. If your friend's uncle has some ownership interest in the property, or he is acting on behalf of someone who does, then he likely...Read more »
A two lane road with very few passing lanes to pass slower traffic. The guy in front of me refused to pass the cars to the right while in the left lane. I flashed my brights at him and he reported me for wreckless driving. This was 30 miles from Lake Tahoe. I was pulled over upon entering Tahoe... Read more »
I'm confused by the citizens arrest mention in your title. From the body of your question, it sounds like you got a ticket and have a hearing date. Your options are to not contest the citation and pay the ticket, show up yourself and argue the merits of the infraction, or retain an attorney...Read more »
You will need to follow the unlawful detainer process, which is the awkward way we say "eviction." Generally speaking, this will require a legal notice to the tenant to pay his rent or some other ground to evict him. These are often short notices, 3 to 5 days. If the tenant...Read more »
I also have some problems with landlord, like the air conditioner is not working for almost one month and they didn’t fix it, last month The part of store doesn’t have light and it takes a week for them to fix it, and similar problems every few months. My total lease agreement is for 5 years... Read more »
If you vacate, or just stop paying the rent, they can sue you for damages. The likely measure of damages is the amount of rent they lose until they re-rent the space or reasonably could have re-rented the space or the lease term is over, whichever is the smallest number. If you have the right to...Read more »
I’m scared to go forward with reporting years of sexual abuse, I haven’t even posted this yet and I’m already getting shaky from nerves, but I need to know that if I report him he can no longer come after me and harm me or my children. He’s a covert narcissist and he’s destroying every... Read more »
The DA wouldn't be the person to start a class action. Could a private individual? Probably not. A class action is only appropriate when the number of plaintiffs are too numerous for conventional for conventional joinder--as a rough rule of thumb, if you can fit them in the gallery on the...Read more »
I'm not sure that there is a question. You have this posted in medical malpractice, until you have a second medical opinion, you aren't going to have any basis to know whether there was any malpractice at all. Doctors cannot guarantee perfect outcomes or perfect performance, but they do...Read more »
I'm not sure what the question is. The statute of limitations for fraud in California is three years, which accrues from the time there are both damages and discovery. Discovery occurs when the person discovers they have been injured or reasonably should have.
CA-based nonprofit (MCEP) has not paid me $9000.00 for off-contract work, authrozied by CA-based MCEP (not Mexico-based IPAM), via PoA. Can I file suit to collect in CA, rather than Mexico? Looks like I cannot file in small claims court, because of my LLC, but in LA County Superior Court. But... Read more »
California courts will generally enforce forum selection clauses if the contract has a reasonable connection to the forum. The bigger problem here that California doesn't have any power to enforce a judgment (jurisdiction) over a Mexican state agency.
Yes you have to respond to the interrogatories. The request for the production of documents, yours or the other parties', has no effect on your obligation to respond to the existing interrogatories. They are independent, but complimentary discovery sets.
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